Petitgrain Essential Oil

PetitgrainPetitgrainCitrus aurantium – essential oil is derived from the bitter orange tree, which has a long history of use in traditional health practices. Historically, Petitgrain essential oil has been used for cleaning purposes and it has been used internally to support healthy immune system and nervous system function. Emerging scientific evidence provides support for these traditional and other uses. There are three essential oils derived from the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree, Neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms, and Bitter Orange oil is produced by cold pressing the rinds of the fruits.

Petitgrain is widely used in the perfume industry, giving body sprays, fragrances, lotions, and colognes a fresh, herbaceous note that is popular among both women and men. Petitgrain is produced in Paraguay.

Main Chemical Components are Linalyl acetate, linalool, alpha-terpineol.

Primary benefits of Petitgrain oil

  • Help support healthy cardiovascular function
  • Provide antioxidant support
  • Support healthy immune function
  • Help promote a restful sleep

Uses of Petitgrain

  • Diffuse for a calming and relaxing aroma. Blends well with other citrus oils, Cassia, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Geranium and Lemongrass.
  • Take internally to help ease feelings of tension, help calm the nervous system, and promote restful sleep.
  • Before going to bed, add a few drops of Petitgrain along with Lavender or Bergamot to pillows and bedding for its aromatic benefits.
  • Add one to two drops to water or juice and drink to help support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, nervous and digestive systems.

How to use

  • Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
  • Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
  • Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.

Cautions
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.